CVFWI seeks to empower workers to improve their quality of life by providing them with healthcare and educational resources and by advocating for their well-being.
We recognize the tremendous contribution the farmworkers make to our agricultural economy and we welcome them as an integral part of our community. Partnering with service agencies, medical providers, churches, growers, and local businesses, CVFWI is a community- based organization on the deepest level.
We are located in Nelson County, Virginia
Through CVFWI’s twice-weekly outreach visits to migrant farmworker communities, we have fostered a close relationship with the farmworkers and are honored to act as a trusted resource. During these visits, workers have the opportunity to share their needs and interests with CVFWI. Health advocacy, preventative screenings and the digital divide are areas that the workers have chosen as priorities.
CVFWI is focusing on keeping workers healthy with respect to COVID, providing COVAX education and logistically manageable access to the vaccine at the earliest possible date after the arrival of the workers. As part of our Food Justice goals, we strongly advocate for access to healthcare for the farmworkers who are the backbone of our agricultural system.
CVFWI has partnered with the Community Tax Law Project to provide information to the workers through a combination of in-person and video conferences with a Spanish-speaking tax expert. Developing a program for English language learning specifically tailored to the farmworkers is a priority. CVFWI is currently running a pilot in partnership with A1 Language.
Farm Worker Portraits by Stephanie Gross
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